Grade Appeals

Students have the right to appeal a grade when they believe that the grade was based on factors other than the student's academic performance in the course.  The process for filing a grade appeal is as follows:
  1. The student must present written proof or justification to his/her Instructor that he/she deserves a grade change. If the request for a change of grade is denied then the student can submit her appeal to the academic program coordinator.
  2. The second level involves a meeting with the Academic Program Coordinator.  The student must submit a written report of his/her meeting with the instructor to the Coordinator.  If the Program Coordinator feels that there is sufficient cause to appeal a grade, then the Program Coordinator will initiate the appeal and forward the appeal to the Chairperson.  If the department denies the appeal, then the student can submit his/her appeal to the academic department chairperson.
  3. The third level involves a meeting with the Academic Department Chairperson, In this case, the Chairperson will review the appeal and all pertinent documents available – grade rosters, copies of papers and exams- and determine whether the appeal can be granted or not.  Once a ruling has been made, the case should be considered closed.  If the department denies the appeal, then the student can submit his/her appeal to the Academic Standard Committee.

 
NOTE:   The listings for both Academic Program Coordinators and Academic Department Chairpersons are on the back of this page.
 
 
 Academic Program Coordinators
 

Coordinator Unit Phone Email Office
Salim Rayman Dental Hygiene 718-319-7945 srayman@hostos.cuny.edu B-131
Hamide Laucer RN Nurse Program 718-518-4117 hlaucer@hostos.cuny.edu A-307T
Charles Drago Radiologic Tech 718-518-4114 cdrago@hostos.cuny.edu A-307F
Howard Jordan Public Admin & Paralegal 718-518-6587 hjordan@hostos.cuny.edu B-334
Marta Rivera Behavioral Sciences 718-518-6569 mrivera@hostos.cuny.edu B-319
Peter Roman Social Sciences 718-518-6575 proman@hostos.cuny.edu B-326
Claude Fernandez Business Admin/Acct 718-518-6543 cfernandez@hostos.cuny.edu C-590
Sandy Figueroa Office Technology 718-518-6512 sfigueroa@hostos.cuny.edu C-590
Jacqueline Disanto Teacher Education 718-518-4437 jdisanto@hostos.cuny.edu A-107G
Juan Preciado Gerontology 718-518-4170 jpreciado@hostos.cuny.edu A-107F
Michael Gosset Physical Education 718-518-6736 mgosset@hostos.cuny.edu C-490
Iris Mercado Health Education 718-518-4169 imercado@hostos.cuny.edu A-107K
Gregory Marks English 718-319-7958 gmarks@hostos.cuny.edu B-450D
Angel Morales Visual & Performing Arts 718-518-6790 amorales@hostos.cuny.edu C-416
Walter Rada Modern Languages 718-518-6583 wrada@hostos.cuny.edu C-431D
Weldon Williams III Black Studies 718-518-6717 wwilliams@hostos.cuny.edu C-411B
Inmaculada Bonilla Latin/Caribbean Studies 718-518-6881 ilarabonilla@hostos.cuny.edu C-417
Norma Pena De Llorenz Language & Cognition 718-518-6589 ndellorenz@hostos.cuny.edu B-519E
Olen Dias Mathematics 718-518-6810 odias@hostos.cuny.edu B-415
Julie Trachman Biology 718-518-4132 jtrachman@hostos.cuny.edu A-507D
Dr. Nelson Nunez-Rodriguez Physical Sciences 718-518-4137 nnrodriguez@hostos.cuny.edu A-507H

 
Academic Department Chairpersons
 

Chairperson Department Phone Email Office
Charles Drago Allied Health 718-518-4114 Cdrago@hostos.cuny.edu A-307
Howard Jordan Behavioral & Social Sciences 718-518-6587 hjordan@hostos.cuny.edu B-334
Hector Lopez Business 718-518-6626 hlopez@hostos.cuny.edu C-590A
Iris Mercado Education 718-518-4169 imercado@hostos.cuny.edu A-107
Gregory Marks English 718-518-7958 gmarks@hostos.cuny.edu B-450D
Rees Shad Humanities 718-518-6891 rshad@hostos.cuny.edu C-417
Karin Lundberg Language & Cognition 718-518-6847 klundberg@hostos.cuny.edu B-519C
William Baker Mathematics 718-518-6615 wbaker@hostos.cuny.edu B-416
Francisco Fernandez Natural Sciences 718-518-4136 ffernandez@hostos.cuny.edu A-507P

 

STUDENT COURSE GRADE APPEAL FORM <pdf>